Too much government, who needs 911?

Sign of the times…a truly depressing example of what’s going on in America:

Via this Tom Friedman NYT op-ed, this story from Tracy, CA:

Tracy residents will now have to pay every time they call 9-1-1 for a medical emergency.

But there are a couple of options. Residents can pay a $48 voluntary fee for the year which allows them to call 9-1-1 as many times as necessary.

Or, there’s the option of not signing up for the annual fee. Instead, they will be charged $300 if they make a call for help.


2 thoughts on “Too much government, who needs 911?

  1. That is so sad. I have only called 911 once, and it’s because i was pretty sure that one of my neighbors was threatening someone with a gun.

    Maybe this is a sadder reflection on my character than the US, but I probably would have let it go if faced with a $300 charge.

  2. But that’s why we live in Durham, where us progressives don’t mind paying taxes for government-provided stuff! I make sure to get my taxpayer’s money’s worth out of our 911 service. 🙂

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